GOA COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 175€ for one week. Introduction week is mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/GCV2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
1) Slum Outreach program focuses on teaching underprivileged children from slums, whose parents cannot afford to send to school. The participants will interact with the children using games and activities to teach them, and help them understand the importance of academics and in developing other skills. 2) Women’s shelter project cares for women and young girls from broken families. It contains 10 children and 20 women on an average aged between 4 to 30 years old. You will teach the girls English in fun and interesting ways. They also play games to provide both physical exercise and relaxation as some of them have become demoralized and really relish spending time engaged in activities. The cultural exchange and interaction provides the girls/ women with much needed confidence and exposure. Please note that the women’s shelter project should be booked for a minimum period of 4 weeks. 3) Elders Care involves looking after 8 inmates of a local Old Age Home. All the inmates are above 50 years old and very warm and sweet people. They are funny and love spending time with you. The project aims to give the local communities a good education and basic knowledge of good health and care in order for them to gain a better and secure future.
You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately, the quality of internet is not as we are accustomed to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination. ATMs: There are ATM’s around our centers. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house. Shop: The closest local supermarket is a 15 minute walk from the centre. Goa has a very long coastline with an almost unbroken sand cover. So, if you’ve come looking for sun, sand and sea without the crowds and the fuss you’ll be pleased to discover these beaches tucked away in quiet recesses where you can go to truly escape the world. Here is our list of secluded beaches to try during your Goa weekend getaways. You might have to take your own food and water as there are no eateries or accommodation near some of them. And though some of them may seem out of their way, you’ll be glad for the peace and quiet when you get there. Butterfly Beach – Kakolem Beach – Galjibag Beach – Hollant Beach – Betul Beach – Arambol Beach – Agonda Beach – Cola Beach – Velsao Beach – Sinquerim Beach – Siridao Beach
Program participant criteria: Good knowledge and proficiency in English. Fee of 175€ for one week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning. All volunteer programs start with a one-week introduction program:175€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12 Reception at Goa Airport.